Author Topic: Jacket Potatoes  (Read 2967 times)

clifftaylor

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Jacket Potatoes
« on: March 29, 2008, 04:34:13 pm »
Food of the Gods isn't it, hmmmm??

Re: Jacket Potatoes
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2008, 06:20:25 pm »
microwave, oven or the embers of a fire?

cheese, beans or coleslaw?
Stropping rocks

clifftaylor

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Re: Jacket Potatoes
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2008, 07:02:34 pm »
Whichever is to hand,
 
and

Yes please - pile it up!! *Burp*

Mike J

  • Guinea Pig Man
Re: Jacket Potatoes
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2008, 10:44:07 pm »
I must be one of the few people on this planet that think they are revolting things  :(

clifftaylor

  • Max - "make mine a Beophar Hairball Paste please"
Re: Jacket Potatoes
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2008, 10:54:18 pm »
*falls back in amazement*

Re: Jacket Potatoes
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2008, 11:03:50 pm »
cheese, beans or coleslaw?

Chili and cheese, or that's what I normally have when I get one from the Common Room at work.

...but for a change I'll eat all of those, and most combinations!
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Jacket Potatoes
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2008, 11:16:33 pm »
I hate those sweaty spuds you get in cafes & such.

The real thing, cooked at home, is briliant.
Getting there...

Arthur

Re: Jacket Potatoes
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2008, 05:20:37 am »
Microwaved jacket spuds are the slime-covered armpits of Satan.  :sick: (thanks, Roger ;))


They have to be oven cooked, long and slow, so the skin goes like a crispy bit of old leather and the insides are lava-hot and really fluffy. Add a knob of butter, grated mature cheddar and a good sprinkling of black pepper. Super grub.

Re: Jacket Potatoes
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2008, 12:12:26 pm »
+1

Re: Jacket Potatoes
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2008, 12:56:07 pm »
The microwave can be used to accelerate the cooking process. Microwave a spud for a bit then put it in the oven to finish off. Not too bad if your in a hurry.
My favourite ones are yesterdays, ie when you do a few too many and leave them in the oven then reheat them for 20 minutes the next day, yum.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

clifftaylor

  • Max - "make mine a Beophar Hairball Paste please"
Re: Jacket Potatoes
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2008, 04:13:16 pm »
In fact my current enthusiasm in this area involves cooking the potato, scooping out the insides, mix with:
Cheese
Crispy bacon
Herbs
Butter
etc.
Pile it all back into the "shell", Gas5 or so for 20 minutes, eat with salad. And Mayo.

Mike J

  • Guinea Pig Man
Re: Jacket Potatoes
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2008, 05:55:45 pm »
I must be one of the few people on this planet that think they are revolting things  :(

*falls back in amazement*

Having never liked them I had 2 today  :o

Lonewolff

Re: Jacket Potatoes
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2008, 05:57:40 pm »
Lovely things - don't think there has been an Audax with cafe stop where I've not eaten one. However I do refuse to call them 'Jacket Potatoes' they are 'Baked Potatoes' and always will be :P

Re: Jacket Potatoes
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2008, 10:59:11 pm »
The microwave can be used to accelerate the cooking process. Microwave a spud for a bit then put it in the oven to finish off. Not too bad if your in a hurry.

Indeed:-

Open can of BEER.
Turn on oven.
Nuke spud whilst oven warms up.
Shove in oven to crisp/dry up whilst preparing filling.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: Jacket Potatoes
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2008, 08:49:54 am »
In fact my current enthusiasm in this area involves cooking the potato, scooping out the insides, mix with:
Cheese
Crispy bacon
Herbs
Butter
etc.
Pile it all back into the "shell", Gas5 or so for 20 minutes, eat with salad. And Mayo.

+1 for that, we had them for tea last night with a lovely bit of ham.  The initial cooking can be done in the microwave too.

tiermat

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Re: Jacket Potatoes
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2008, 08:53:02 am »
My favourite way with baked potatoes has always been what I call "Birds Nests":

Bake pots
Cut in half and scrape out some of the potato (enough to make a well big enough to take an egg)
Place spud halves on a baking sheet, well side up
Crack an egg into each well
Top with grated cheese
Place back in the oven until egg is cooked, about 10 mins or so

EAT
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